Golf Swing Extension – How to Release your Arms & Hands after Impact

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Golf Swing Extension and Rotation – Golf lesson and golf tips on how to rotate your hands and arms (release) after impact with the golf ball, for consistently straight shots.

Immediately after impact with the golf ball, you should feel as though the golf club extends right down the line of your target. Imagine the golf club is very heavy and how that would straighten and extend your arms away rather than them buckling and wrapping around your body.

► Impact Golf Tips – Video Golf Lesson Summary

– Aiming for a good extension position will ensure a good impact position, since the body tends to prepare itself for what’s ahead.

– Extend the hands away from the body, keeping both arms straight.

– Hands should rotate over naturally, as the club goes around your body and switches over to the left side of your body.

– Your spine angle should still match the one set at address at this point.

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Andrew Dare says:

improved my game down to 5 thanks great video

Nasir Khan says:

Great series of videos. I have one question. Do you need to intentionally rotate your arms so that your right hand is above left hand during extension and finishing process or it happens automatically if you have done earlier step of downswing and impact correctly. To me it is automatic. If I intentionally try to rotate my arms I end up hitting a hook. Thanks to clarify.

Pēteris Rakuls says:

I usually dont find so good golf videos that actually improve my game but when I do it is in the end of the season. Great explanation. Makes all swing more stable and powerful.

James Cameron says:

I tell you what mate I've watched many videos on golf swings through my 30 years of playing this great game,and got down to low single figures ,unfortunately I am on the way up to double digits again , but I can honestly say Your golf swing sequences are the best I have come across, you explain everything so easy ,I can confidently say you have extended my single figure for another 5 year or more .many thanks James.

John Powell says:

I found your web site on google and the comment of" keeping your chest pointing towards the ball as long as possible at impact." I went out after work today and hit the straightest golf shots I have hit in 20 years. For the first time my hands and arms were whipping through impact. I have spent lots of money trying to get this extension and now I have it. Thank you very much. Here's the web site for those that are interested but read the text about keeping the chest pointing to where the ball was for as long as possible.

Steve Evans says:

Try as I might the left arm still crumples and bends. A lot of fear in letting it go. So I have now decided to throw arms toward target which I was not doing.

11hoursoff says:

The Trafford golf boys really do put out some of the best golf content on you tube.. just no nonsense easy to follow instructions…you really deserve more credit and subscribers. Thanks for posting these.

Rob W says:

not many teach left heel up and slide the hips anymore thats out dated

Steve Evans says:

This is the hardest part of the swing for me. The left arm always does its best to try and crumple.

Lt. Weinberg says:

You certainly understand the swing quite well and describe the action of extension and release very well. But if I want a drill that helps me to extend properly while hitting balls ..what can I do? Simply rehearsing extension of both arms doesn't seem to filter into my muscle memory – any tips greatly appreciated

Carlos Riaño says:

I like the way you explain things, is a pity you dont keep posting

dannyfr22 says:

really good video mate. I have a problem with my left wrist breaking down, when I concentrate on this, it stops it completely. nice one

Pete Styles says:

Yes, this should translate to your longer clubs fine, I generally find that should exaggerate the drills more with you woods. I hope that helps.

Anders Pedersen says:

Can you tranlate all of theese drills onto the driver aswell ? I have an "okay" iron-shot for my HCP (hcp33), but my driver/woods slices horribly…

Pete Styles says:

Pigslefats- at full speed the club would start to overtake the chest between the 5 and 3 o'clock positions, but as a practice drill it's quite a nice feeling to stay connected. I hope that helps you.

pigslefats says:

Does your chest point to the club head at say the 4 o'clock and 3 o'clock position?

NLPrometheus says:

i have been struggling with my swing for months now, i didn't really understand how to hit through the ball but these video's really cleared things up for me. thanks a lot!

sonicdeviant says:

Excellent video. Will solve the ills of most high handicap golfers if they incorporate these moves. Chickenwinging and early release are major problems.

Pete Styles says:

Thanks for your feedback, but I'm not sure you have understood the video correctly, I'm sure if someone wants to try this drill out they will improve their golf, and that is it's purpose.
Regards Pete

FitFast8 says:

By falsely extending you might as well say swing down the target line-not good advice. The hands follow a natural arc which is set by the length of the individuals arms and posture. Extending means you will release the club too late or have to flip the club face shut to square it, not to mention pulling you off balance.

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